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historic comments. i think this the comprehensive and we're going to keep the safe groups working with us and the advocate so we'll respond efficiently. i thank our police and fire and all departments. for the departments that are implementing these things whether the public works or other puc or dbi all the other agencies working together we'll honor all their efforts when we get the changes and i'll see these improvements being done this year. our police department is looking at other ways to use technology but those ideas will come forth as we get the appropriate funding to make the technology work for us boarder in deeper
ways. thank you very much (clapping.) thank you, mr. mayor. and thanks for your leadership your office leadership of the atomic force the development of the strategy for which walk first, the initiative we wouldn't be able to do it without the leadership from the mayor's office it takes all the community and folks to make this happen. the other leadership t is from the government i want to bring up the president of the board of supervisors who in his role as president in his role as representative from the board on the capital planning committee and as his role as someone that represents the district that has the biggest goal of the pedestrian safety please help me
welcome board president supervisor chiu. i want to thank all the folks for walking together in this important announcement i want to thank the police department and the mayor and the dbi and planning i want to thank walk sf and all agencies. i'm proud felt fact our board of supervisors is united and want to thank supervisor yee and supervisor jane kim and other in this groundbreaking. in my first term you are participated in a number of agencies standing behind me. i think is it fair to say we're frustrated at the fact it was difficult to get on the same payment and hold ourselves
account. its easy to say we support pedestrian safety but it's hard to focus and sometimes, it takes a crisis and we've had 21 dedicates 3 incident a day. those victims are our mothers and fathers our daughters and sons and brothers and sisters this is unacceptable. this is why we have to come together to create a real opportunity let me say this if swede can do this we can it's an innovative program to make sure we get this done. i want to thank all the city agencies to put aside our differences and we have to in the coming months do this again come together and put aside the narrow differences on the issue
and come and unit on issues on the november booklet to fund the pedestrian safety improvement. thank you all for being here and looked forward to this work together (clapping.) thank you, president chow and one of another partner that the transportation authority thank you tilly chang she's one of the leaders in the city. the transportation authority is governed by an 11 member commission it happens to be the same commission it sits as our board of supervisors and they're led by a great advocate for equality and safety and transportation please welcome the chairman john avalos (clapping.) thank you, ed i'm really glad to
be sharing this room with our city departments and the mayor. president of the board of my colleagues who have taken giant steps around the pedestrian safety supervisor yee and he supervisor jane kim and in particular i want to emphasize where we're at we're at a place to do new ways of business. we have about that as supervisor chiu discussed we've been tied and held back by dysfunction that can no longer happen. i've really dedicated the staff and transportation authorized to work closely that the mta and the public works and the department of pubt and the controller's office to do everything we can of new because of business. we've established a new
committee to look at how to expedite our 24 projects in 24 months to make sure we're putting an infrastructure in place where it's noted to protect pedestrians but we're focusing only neighborhoods that are impacted. i can't say enough the south of tenderloin needs our help and port to make their neighborhoods safer. mayor ed lee committed new resources for the pedestrian safety in the transportation authority we'll be k34i789d up to $10 million to improve the outcomes. i represent a neighborhood of san francisco south of 280 that not a week goes by you don't hear from several people asking for traffic coming.
this is necessary to hone in to make the improvements in place and radical dozen. i want to thank the controller's office bringing forward the planning for walk first. i think it's significant that behind the scenes the controller's office this is a been working with city departments to come down and work collaboratively to protect the pedestrians all over the city. thank you (clapping.) thank you chair avalos. as i think you've heard one of the themes is this is something we're all unified behind and i want to acknowledge part of the leaders of that unity the woman who represents the district that has the significant challenges with regard to pedestrian safety
and raised the bar supervisor jane kim. please give her a hand (clapping) and from the other end of the city someone in officer who has made pedestrian safety a key policy issue stemming from the pointed he was a victim of a pedestrian collision and someone who's brought leadership to the issue i think this week and restarting the students crossing graduate program i'd like to recognition from district 7 supervisor yee (clapping) it's not just the folks inside the building of city family that's going to make that successful its stakeholders and 0 advocates from the outside to make sure we understand the problems where they are and what
the issues are and who are pushing us to move faster and the leading voice we have in n that regard comes from walk sf a small and power energetic associations that helps to make san francisco the great place for walking please join me in walk sf nicole smooirth >> thank you all i'm so honored to be here standing beside our mayor and the board of supervisors who have is shown their leadership and many how more this is a dream for pedestrian advocates to be standing beside so many leaders
who are an advocate. this is a change i want to draw attention to the city staff i want to give them a really big round of applause (clapping) walk first is a way for us to get to vision zero, zero traffic fatalities in one year this year as others have said our dangerous street are 6 percent of our injuries. we can strategically focus our money to those dangerous you are dangerous streets walk first helps to address those through the low-cost treatment and we're excited to see those following
supervisor jane kim's lead on 6th street and market street. too many lives have been lost and i'm really excited to hear the mayor talk about not saying sorry anywhere and really doing what we can to prevent the injuries. vision zero and walk first are about real people like you and me and sophie this sibling didn't come home. another person is dealing with a broken career and injuries. we know we can do this first san francisco and we can be nauseating and come together and we're a great city to showing
swede we can achieve vision zero. i want to reiterate our thanks to sf staff and as we move forward with our partners to advocate 0 for funding to make sure those - courage more people to walk in san francisco. thank you (clapping.) thanks north america coal it's welcome and it continues to push us for the record. we're luck n i didn't in the city when it comes to public safety we have two of the finest chiefs in the country i wanted to thank chief joanne and his wife and other first responders. we want to reduce the workload
for them as part of the process i want to thank that staff and our real efforts there's safety and engineering and at the sfmta we play a supporting role and that's in improvement we can there's a lot we can do with the data we have and a lot we can do to design our streets better a lot we can do to make more people aware everyone needs to not pay attention to trodden device but need to make sure that people are following the laws that's one of the most important things we can do to make the roads safer.
the chief behind that for the has been helped by board of supervisors that have added police academies but the leadership to deploy those leaderships to make sure we're endorsing the laws is being done very well by our chief of police chief suhr >> i too want to echo the support i get from all the people behind me our mayor number one priority is our roads are safety i can't do that without our partners board of supervisors and other on this remedying and the mta and our community partners walk sf and the bicycle coalition. when i became chief the mayor
and i spoke about public safety early on. in february we had the second time in 50 years with no homicides yet some padded pedestrian was killed on the street we've had more people killed on the streets of san francisco by vehicles than by homicide. we intended to attack this trying to get a handle on gun violence and violent crime in san francisco and that's through smaet strategy and will deployment and combirs our community. we've been successful so far but focusing on the 5 most dangerous intersections and our confliction factors and using
our data for realtime deployment and redeployment we can get a handle at least for the enforcement piece but as far as as education we're going to need community and partnership we're looking both ways to cross the street now look both ways and make eye contact with the driver before you cross the street. you are our populations is over 8 hundred thousand and growing and twice as many bicyclists in the city and more construction in the country and at the same time everybody can't wait 60 seconds longer to be on their cell phone we're at a crisis level in san francisco we exceed violent crime serious injuries
and deaths by those that are happening on the roads we can do this using technology and follow the lead of the people behind us but we can't get it done without doing it together. i ask i to sloan slow down and we'll have a safer city. thank you (clapping) >> thank you chief i think a couple of themes we've heard there's a crisis that requires an emergency and work together but you've heard that is a soluble problem and something that san francisco, california quickly establish itself as a leader. one of the ways we're doing this to focus our enforcement resources and our education resources and our engineering effort you hear data driven
we're using date as a model of for the city in terms of how we use our resources so who is driving that data i want to acknowledge ben rosenfeld and barbara garcia and her staff and tilly chang at the county of transportation authority and the planning department. we've had a lot of which the smarter mind but last but not least the staff of the mta the sustainable street staff a lot of the bright minds in the city working together to analyze this data that will help us use our resources enforcement and education and when it comes time to pitting things in the ground the department of public works and mayor's office on disability
and carmen johnson and tom from our building inspector we're working he together to put this stuff in the ground and that finally at the sfmta we're led had by a board of directors they've identified safety as the number one priority so i want to acknowledge sheryl bringing man here strongest voice advocating for bicycle and pedestrian safety and all the road users with all the folks standing behind me and all the staff work and everybody in san francisco a taking on the challenge and responsibility to slow down and be aware and get around the city safer we can make this a great place so thanks to the folks
behind me >> all of you looking forward to marking this a safer city. thank >> here we are at the embarcadero. we are standing at one of locations for the street artists. can you tell me about this particular location, the program? >> this location is very significant. this was the very first and only location granted by the board of supervisors for the street artist when the program began in 1972. how does a person become a street artist? there are two major tenants.
you must make the work yourself and you must sell the work yourself. a street artist, the license, then submitting the work to a committee of artists. this committee actually watches them make the work in front of them so that we can verify that it is all their own work. >> what happened during the holiday to make this an exciting location? >> this would be a magic time of year. you would probably see this place is jammed with street artists. as the no, there is a lottery held at 6 in the morning. that is how sought after the spaces are. you might get as many as 150 street artists to show up for 50 spaces. >> what other areas can a licensed street artist go to? >> they can go to the
fisherman's wharf area. they can go in and around union square. we have space is now up in the castro, in fact. >> how many are there? >> we have about 420. >> are they here all year round? >> out of the 420, i know 150 to sell all year round. i mean like five-seven days a week. >> are they making their living of of this? >> this is their sole source of income for many. >> how long have you been with this program. how much has it changed? >> i have been with the program since it began 37 and a half years ago but i have seen changes in the trend. fashion comes and goes. >> i think that you can still find plenty of titis perhaps. >> this is because the 60's is
retro for a lot of people. i have seen that come back, yes. >> people still think of this city as the birth of that movement. great, thank you for talking about the background of the program. i'm excited to go shopping. >> i would like you to meet two street artists. this is linda and jeremy. >> night said to me to print them -- nice to meet you. >> can you talk to me about a variety of products that use cell? >> we have these lovely constructed platters.
we make these wonderful powder bowls. they can have a lot of color. >> york also using your license. -- you are also using your license. >> this means that i can register with the city. this makes sure that our family participated in making all of these. >> this comes by licensed artists. the person selling it is the person that made it. there is nothing better than the people that made it. >> i would like you to meet michael johnson. he has been in the program for over 8 years. >> nice to me you. what inspired your photography? >> i am inspired everything that
i see. the greatest thing about being a photographer is being able to show other people what i see. i have mostly worked in cuba and work that i shot here in san francisco. >> what is it about being a street artist that you particularly like? >> i liked it to the first day that i did it. i like talking to mentum people. talking about art or anything that comes to our minds. there is more visibility than i would see in any store front. this would cost us relatively very little. >> i am so happy to meet you. i wish you all of the best. >> you are the wonderful artist that makes these color coding.
>> nice to me to. >> i have been a street artist since 1976. >> how did you decide to be a street artist? >> i was working on union square. on lunch hours, i would be there visiting the artist. it was interesting, exciting, and i have a creative streak in me. it ranges from t-shirts, jackets, hats. what is the day of the life of a street artist? >> they have their 2536 in the morning. by the end of the day, the last people to pack the vehicle probably get on their own at 7:30 at night. >> nice to me to condemn the -- nice to meet you.
>> it was a pleasure to share this with you. i hope that the bay area will descend upon the plaza and go through these arts and crafts and by some holiday gifts. >> that would be amazing. thank you so much for the hard work that you do. >> san francisco recreation and parks department offers classes for the whole family. rec and parks has a class for everyone. discover what is available now
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